Transition Boiling Heat Transfer and the Film Transition Regime

[+] Author and Article Information
J. M. Ramilison, J. H. Lienhard

Heat Transfer/Phase Change Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77004

J. Heat Transfer 109(3), 746-752 (Aug 01, 1987) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3248153 History: Received January 17, 1986; Online October 20, 2009


The “Berenson” flat-plate transition-boiling experiment has been re-created with a reduced thermal resistance in the heater, and an improved access to those portions of the transition boiling regime that have a steep negative slope. Tests have been made in Freon-113, acetone, benzene, and n-pentane boiling on horizontal flat copper heaters that have been mirror-polished, “roughened,” or teflon-coated. The resulting data reproduce and clarify certain features observed by Berenson: the modest surface finish dependence of boiling burnout, and the influence of surface chemistry on both the minimum heat flux and the mode of transition boiling, for example. A rational scheme of correlation yields a prediction of the heat flux in what Witte and Lienhard previously identified as the “film-transition boiling” region. It is also shown how to calculate the heat flux at the boundary between the pure-film, and the film-transition, boiling regimes, as a function of the advancing contact angle.

Copyright © 1987 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.





Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In